Salve, Morgon! Enlighten the readers about the beginning of your horde and tell us about the Morgon name!
H: The Band was formed in the Winter Months of 2007 by me and Nordah. Our goal was to create very dark and intense music with the roots of occult Magick. It has begun as a two-man-project and became a full band in 2008 as Ghrym (Drums) and Urisaz (Bassguitar) joined the Abyss. We chose the Name ‘Morgon’ basically as a fictional name, but it also means ‘Dark Mountain’ in some French region. For us, Morgon is a symbol and a tool for representing the individual dark spirit (The Black Flame) and stands for the thought of illumination and liberation of the self.
I have your 2 materials (I'm very thankful for that), "Infinitas" and "Saint of Death". Your first release is as an EP, second is as a demo, but for me 'Saint of Death' is an EP too. Relate us about recording process of these (lyrical concept as well).
H: Our latest release ‘Saint Of Death’ was recorded by myself in our rehearsal place/Necrosophic Studios after the summer solstice of 2011 in a very ambiental and creative mood. So we all had the time that we needed to record the new material. You can call it Demo/EP or whatever, but because of the playing time we decided to call it a demo with 5 tracks. It is a concept record dedicated to Master Qayin, the Lord of Death. The music and lyrics it represents are all inspired by ritualistic words of the qayinitic lore.
I know you are from Sachen-Anhalt region. Introduce us in your local scene.
I still believe that our common inspiration, Jon Andreas Nödtveidt (R.I.C.) connected me with you in 2009. Your thoughts about Him...
H: Strength, will, fearless and now one with Chaos, a Fireborn-Satanist. Still a great inspiration for me as a person and musically of course.
How was the situation with your live performances last year?
G.: Beside some "usual" club gigs we had the great honour to perform a live ritual with The Devil´s Blood in Leipzig last year. This was an interesting experience and the most nameable event.
H: We played a cover from Bathory ‘Raise The Dead’ and Tormentor ‘Elizabeth..’ which perfectly fits in our set. I think we`ll always play one or more covers at the shows, you`ll see.
You are working now with recordings for the forthcoming Morgon stuff, your debut LP. How many tracks do you want to record and when it will be published? What are your plans after the recordings?
What are your favourite 5 LP's, movies and all-time favourite books?
G: I can´t name „all time favourites“ because it changes constantly. It also depends on the occasion. At the moment I´m fascinated about "Þurseitr", a ritualistic dark ambient project by a friend of mine from Scotland. I use it for my seta´s (a kind of meditation).
Germany is not only famous as a great historical, cultural heritage... You have more and more great bands, in past and now too... What are your favourite German bands or musicians from your excellent scene? What do you think about the band Erazor?
What is your opinion about the last Gorgoroth releases, as "Quantos Possunt", "Satanitatem Trahunt", and a new one, re-release album, "Under a Sign of Hell"? More metalheads said that the re-released "Under the Sign of Hell" is too clear. For me it is ok, because I like all the drum parts of Tomas Asklund in all His bands.
Additionally, Tomas Asklund´s drum parts are always impressive, very strong and precise.
I hope I'll visit your great country in the near future, because I've never been in Deutschland and I want to see your mystic landscapes, for example Harz. Are you inspired by your nature?
What do you recommend us, the readers, to eat and drink in Germany? (local foods and drinks)
Danke sehr, Morgon! We hope to see you at your live shows soon! Your message to the readers...
German Death/Black metal horde was formed in 2007 by H. (guitar/vocals) and N. (guitar/backing vocals). G. (drums) and U. (bass) joined them in 2008. It was 5 years ago, when I listened to Morgon for the first time on Myspace and noticed their talent immediately. After the demo ”Formless Divine” (2009) the guys released an excellent EP, ”Infinitas” in 2010 and an awesome demo, ”Saint Of Death” in 2011 (in my humble opinion ”Saint Of Death” more than demo because the sound’s quality is simply brilliant). Morgon recorded their first full-length album, ”Black Light Of Liberation” last year and it contains 9 Songs of dedicated Occult Art. Obscure journey by German quartette starts with a ritualistic track, called ”Unveil The Gates Of Choronzon” splendidly introduced the whole atmosphere of ”Black Light Of Liberation”. Morgon-guys created a very diversified album, they masterfully mixed massive, brutal parts with occult harmonies and the sound’s quality is perfect just like musical ability of German band.
My favourite songs: ”Luciferian Trident”, “The Awakening Of The Firebeast” and ”Goddess Of The Blackmoon”.
I would recommend this unique album to all the fanatics of Dissection and Unanimated and I hope I’ll see Morgon live on the stages soon.
Morgon: "Black Light Of Liberation" is planned to be released during March/April via Obscure Abhorrence Productions.
(review written by Georgius)